Dr Shaihan Malik
Dr Shaihan Malik is a Reader in the Biomedical Engineering Department within the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King’s College London. His research focuses primarily on parallel transmission MRI – this is a next generation technology allowing flexible and dynamic control of radiofrequency (RF) magnetic fields. These fields are used in MRI to generate the signals that then form images. The properties of these fields depend on the interaction between the scanner and the patient, though until recently it has not been possible to influence them directly. New “parallel transmission” technology is changing this, opening possibilities for tailoring image acquisitions to individual subjects to achieve faster scanning, large reductions in inter-subject variability and even new types of imaging with complex RF pulses. He is focused on such technical developments and their translation into clinical benefits using a state-of-the-art prototype MRI system at St. Thomas’.